Ralph Hunter, director of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, talks about the museum items.

Edward Lea

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP — The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will host a tour of the museum from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington.

The tour will include photos and artifacts of the famed march, at which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. It will be led by museum founder Ralph Hunter, who attended the 1963 event and has collected many items from it.

Some attendees at the historic march will speak, as will the Rev. David Mallory, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richland.

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The special event had first been scheduled for Wednesday but was changed to Tuesday to avoid conflicts with other memorial events.

The museum is in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 661 Jackson Road in Newtonville and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit on the 1963 march will be up through Dec. 30.

Directions are available at www.aahmsnj.org. Admission is free; donations accepted.

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